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DUPONT—This is the season of guys getting all the attention. Michael Andrews Bespoke, one of NYC's premier tailors, has announced DC will be the scene for his second location at 1604 17th St NW. Michael Andrews will be in a "stately brownstone in Dupont Circle" and "will blend the high-polish look of the company's New York flagship with the relaxed feel of a well-appointed townhome". [Official Site]
GEORGETOWN—And just so DC's men don't have any excuses to be schlubby, Suitsupply's third US store is opening today at 11am in the Four Seasons in Georgetown at 2828 Pennsylvania Ave NW. So gentlemen, it's time to step it up several notches and let the ladies know we can keep it right and keep it tight. [Suitsupply Tumblr]
DUPONT—Riccardi of Georgetown is crossing Rock Creek Parkway and selling its Italian men's suits in the space formerly occupied by Service Point. It'll be located at 1300 Connecticut Ave NW, just south of the circle. And after getting decked out in a fine suit, there's Black & Orange burgers next door. [PoP]
TYSONS CORNER—Ann Taylor has solid, yet chic, offerings for its female clientele, and the brand's newest store takes its customer service to the next level. With "stylists on hand to help clients put together the perfect look", the "new concept stores are designed to make shopping easier". Inspiration for Ann Taylor's line is a 60s-era Parisian atelier, so you can look like you hopped across the pond without spending too much money. And if Tysons is too far, check out another soon-to-be Ann Taylor store coming to Union Station. [Capitol File]
TYSONS CORNER—Tysons Galleria (or Tysons II for those who keep it old school) is welcoming another new store: Lilly Pulitzer. Known for its preppy attire, the brand's fame really came when a little McLean housewife known as Jackie Kennedy wore one of the brand's wares on the cover of Time. Maybe Lilly Pulitzer will be neighbors to Ann Taylor? [TysonsCornerPatch]
ALEXANDRIA—There's another Fashion Night Out happening on Thursday, September 6 and here is the full schedule of events:
East Oxford & Mount Vernon Avenue, in the heart of Del Ray 6-9 p.m.
The Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria has big plans for their fashion-themed affair as they host the City's "fashion block party". Events include a runway show, live music, performance art, as well as a few surprise performances. The fashion show will present some familiar fashionistas, mommies-to-be, hip hop cool kids, beautiful brides, and stylin' pooches.
Fashion's Night Out Alexandria Fashion Show
Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 North Union Street Old Town Waterfront 8-9 p.m. (Doors open at 7PM)
The Torpedo Factory Art Center will be the host of Fashion's Night Out Alexandria's Inaugural Fashion Show. With Alexandria filled with hip and trendy boutiques, the event will showcase the City's 'historic ambiance and contemporary flair' for fashion. The Torpedo Factory will also have a collection of fashionable artwork from area artists displayed throughout the gallery. Internationally known couture milliner and Art League instructor Jan Wutkowski will join with a special collection of millinery creations made for the evening's runway show, and a video demonstration showcasing her inspiration and process for one of the featured headpieces. Guests will be treated to celebrity runway appearances, beauty treatments, wine sips by Barefoot Winery, and wonderful bites by Bread & Chocolate.
Fashion's Night Out Alexandria Shoppers & Visitors Kiosk
Location: King Street & Fayette Street 6-9 p.m.
Come by our special Fashion's Night Out Alexandria Visitor Kiosk (located on the intersection of King Street & Fayette Street in Old Town) for cool activities, music, giveaways, and event maps. The first 100 shoppers who visit our kiosk will receive a swag bag of wonderful items from Alexandria businesses. At this spot, shoppers can strike a pose in our "Fashionable Photo Booth" and enjoy goodies from the evening's event sponsors.
Fashion's Night Out is a global initiative created to celebrate fashion, culture, lifestyle, restore consumer confidence, and boost the retail industry's economy. Fashion's Night Out started in 2009 by the iconic Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour. In 2011, FNO was celebrated in 18 countries with more than 4,500 events in the U.S. alone, including designer appearances, restaurant specials, retail happenings and other special events.
Fashion's Night Out Alexandria is presented by the Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association and endorsed by the City of Alexandria. A host committee, chaired by Tameka Young, includes representatives of the Old Town Boutique District, Alexandria Transit/DASH, Alexandria Economic Development Partnership, the Old Town Business & Professional Association, and the Del Ray Business Association.
Sponsors of Fashion's Night Out Alexandria
Media: Northern Virginia Magazine, WJLA-TV/ABC7, News Channel 8,